River baths, river lock and fishing
When we talk about boat rides in the Tietê River, many people recall the boat ride in Barra Bonita’s lock, but they forget that this very boat ride takes travelers to the neighboring town of Igaraçu do Tietê.
River tourism is probably the most appealing attraction for tourists, since it is possible to cruise down the river on modern and comfortable boats. Next to the Barra Bonita dam there is a fish farming station designed to breed fishes and repopulate, maintain and balance the species of the river.
The itinerary can also be done by car, through Campos Salles bridge, which is 1 km long. Don’t miss the chance of diving into the clear waters of the Tietê River there.
Maria do Carmo Abreu Sodré Beach, José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva Jardim Lock, Igaraçu Park, Nossa Senhora de Lourdes grotto, Santa Amália Farm, Campos Salles bridge, São José church, Luiz Saffi Historic Museum.
Carnival (February/March), City Anniversary (October), Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
City Hall: www.igaracudotiete.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 14) 3644-1032
Igaraçu do Tietê is 277 km from São Paulo.
Car: Rodovia Castello Branco (SP-280) until you reach Botucatu, then take SP-300 until you reach São Manuel, then take SP-255.
Bus: Viação Santa Cruz - www.viacaosantacruz.com.br - Phone: 0800-8880809
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Barra Funda (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Igaraçu Palace Hotel - R. Irmãos Périco, 50 - (55 + 14) 3644-1272 - www.igaracupalacehotel.com.br
Maravilha - Praça Coronel Joaquim Ribeiro, 621, Praça da Matriz - (55 + 14) 3644-2660 - www.hotelmaravilha.com.br
Panorama Park Hotel - Praia Maria do Carmo de Abreu Sodré, s/n - (55 + 14) 3644-1165/1174 - www.panoramaparkhotel.com.br
Clube de Campo - Estrada do Bosque, s/n - (55 + 14) 3644-1102 - www.clubedecampodabarra.com.br
Reviver - R. Nossa Senhora de Fátima, 858, Centro - (55 + 14) 3644-1887